Tech History Today – Apr. 8

In 1953 – The major studios were inspired by the 1952 3D hit Bwana Devil. Columbia beat Warner Brothers’ House of Wax to the theatre to make Man in the Dark the first 3D motion picture produced and released by a major studio.

In 1959 – The Department of Defense called a meeting at the University of Pennsylvania to define the objectives for a new Common Business Language. Captain Grace Hopper led the group that kicked off COBOL.

1991 – A team moved from Sun Microsystems to work in secret on its “Oak” development project, which was later re-named “Java.”